Renaming commemorative objects is a topic much discussed in critical heritage studies. This set of posts speaks to that issue, with advice to policy makers, notes from individual experiences, and links to the legacy of eugenics at UCL.

Edward Turner was a Creole. So what?

A historian colleague of mine asked if I knew anything about the genealogy of UCL’s first Professor of Chemistry, Edward Turner (1796-1837). My colleague said he had heard a report that Turner was mixed race, More…

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